Here’s our weekly Weekend Showcase, featuring some of the great new singles from the not-so-distant past. If you like a single a lot and wish to play just that one song, click on the song title and you will be taken to a separate page with just that song. Or, you can hear the entire playlist, which follows the track listing.
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- “Beat of Your Heart” from Swedish indie, dream-pop singer, David Alexander, a.k.a. Summer Heart, is a delightful tune that will bring sonic sunshine to these cold February days.
- “Always the Way” is a single from London’s CAVES., who are an art-pop-rock band that have a sound that blends the brooding indie rock of The National and the blazing music of Interpol. The track is from a live session, and the band sounds great.
- “Suckcess” is the new single from Toronto psychedelic rocker Michael Rault that reverberates with the goodness of Ty Segall. The track is the first from his forthcoming debut album, Living Daylight, which comes out on April 4 on Burger Records.
- “Glory, Glory” by Seattle psychedelic rockers, Rose Windows, is just a great, rousing tune that puts together the greatness of Pink Mountaintops and Ty Segall into one awesome package. The single is the first from their forthcoming self-titled album, which will be released on May 5 by Sub Pop.
- “Pressure”, the stunning new single from Laurence Lafond-Beaulne and Camille Poliquin, who together form Milk & Bone. The Montreal will release their debut album, Little Mourning, on March 17 on Bonsound. The duo could very well be the next Grimes.
- “Stone” is a single from Liverpool-based, indie trio All We Are, who recently released their self-titled debut album last week on Double Six Records. The dreamy pop single is a touch of CHVRCHES, a dash of Daughter, and a sprinkle of Hospitality.
- “Venture” is a new single from Hong Kong-based, shoegaze, dream-poppers Thud. This track is anything but a thud, but quite a gorgeous, hypnotic tune. Thud has the honour of being our first band from Hong Kong we’ve featured on The Revue (although we have featured a band from Macau).
- “Remember the Highs” is from singer-songwriter Little Lapin. With an ’80s pop-rock approach and a voice that crosses Kim Carnes and Carly Simon, the Bristol, UK musician is ready to make waves in 2015. The track is available as a free download on Soundcloud (or click the song title).
- “Sick on My Heart” is the new single from rising indie post-punk band, Nai Harvest. The two-piece from Sheffield, UK, who are Ben Thompson and Lew Currie, are set to release Hairball on April 28 via Topshelf Records. This track blends the grittiness of early Liz Phair and more modern-day acts like Speedy Ortiz and The Pack A.D.
- “Wasting Time” is the brilliant new single from UK’s Young Romance, who have an infectious indie-noise-pop-rock sound. We are eagerly awaiting the release of their debut EP, Wild, due out March 9.
- “Rituals” is an electro-pop track from the duo of Chris Davids and Liam Ivory who go by the name Maribou State. This track bridges the funky sounds of The 2 Bears with the atmospheric qualities of Matthew Dear. The London duo’s debut album, Portraits, drops June 1st on Counter Records.
- “Jawbone” from Portland indie rockers Dogheart is a catchy, jangly, psychedelic tune. It’s a track that has us swaying in our chairs. The track is from their forthcoming debut full-length, What Burns the Best, which comes out February 17.
- “Orpheus Head” by UK songstress Chloe March is the newest single off her Nights Bright Days album that has just been recently re-released under the Hidden Shoal label. This ethereal track completely draws you in with March’s smoky but smooth vocals.
- “For Tonight (Live Forever)” is the infectious, indie-rock track from Australian quartet, The Delta Riggs. The single is from their October 2014 album, Dipz Zebazios, which received a nomination as Best Album of the Year by Rolling Stone Australia as part of its 6th annual awards. They’ve also been nominated in the category as Best Live Act. Expect big things from this band, not just Down Under but overseas.
- This version of “Kill to Love” has been re-mastered by UK alt-rock band Lowrise, who last year released a pretty neat album. On this revised track, the band amp up the bass and the guitar riffs to create a seismic rocker.
- “Banged Up” from Chicago alt-rock band Rakunk starts off like with a punk-ish feel before blasting into a rock refrain and then transitioning into a melodic rocker. It’s like three songs in one. The single is from their debut EP.
- “Break My Neck” by Brooklyn indie band Passenger Peru blurs the lines of melodic The Dodos and the allure of Yo La Tengo. The track is a bit of tease as just as you think it is about to explode, it reins back. Pretty clever, actually. The single, which is available as a free download, is the second release from their forthcoming album, Light Places, due out on February 24 on Fleeting Youth Records.
- “Trials, Troubles, Tribulations” is the stunning, American bluegrass gospel song written by Estil C. Ball. On this live version, an indie super collaboration, Sounds of the South, covers the track. It includes Justin Vernon (Bon Iver, Volcano Choir), Sharon Van Etten, Megafaun, Matthew E. White, and Fight the Big Bull. The track is part of the forthcoming compilation, MusicNOW: 10 Years. The album will be released on March 10th, just prior to the 10th edition of this MusicNow Festival, which was founded in 2006 by Bryce Dessner of The National.
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